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 Welcome to the Badgers 

Welcome to the Badgers

We are a key stage one/key stage 2 class of 8 pupils who enjoy  learning in our fun lessons.We will regularly update our class page so you can keep up to date with all of our themes and activities. We enjoy sensory activities particularly during our Literacy lessons.

 

General Information

Home School Diaries

We ask parents and carers to return the home school diary each day, as this will enable the class teacher to provide comments and information about your child's day in school. If there are particular things you wish to be informed about, please speak with the class teacher.

 

Individual Education Plans (IEPs)

This plan sets out educational targets that your child is working on for the term. There is a section in the plan which provides parents and carers with activities or tasks you can do at home to support your child's learning. Plans are updated each term and sent home.

 

Reading Books

All children and young people are encouraged to engage in reading and develop a love of stories. We have a wide range of reading books, sensory books and big books to support the learning styles and levels for each child. Every Friday, your child will receive a new reading book. Please encourage your child to engage with the characters and stories.

 

Class Funds

Class funds are £2 each week and money is used for snack items and cooking sessions in school.

Home School Learning

Hoping all our families and pupils are well in Badgers class. We will be updating every couple of weeks some suggested activities and websites to help with home school learning. We hope it will be useful and hopefully give parents some ideas. Thank you and we are here to support you.

 

Summer Term

 We are hoping all our Badgers class and families are well. We are hoping to see everyone soon. We have put some new activities on our class page. There are rainbow themed activities to take part in. There are rainbow fish activities such as counting rainbow fish scales and an outline to make rainbow fish collages with material or recycled food packaging. The rainbow fishes could be added to your rainbow window displays.There is a rainbow gardening activity to collect coloured flowers and leaves which can be done during a daily walk too. There are some phonics activities and a rainbow science activity too for fun. There are new websites added too and a secret garden activity sheet from Royal Horticultural Society website as its national gardening week.

 

Spring Term 

In English the book we were studying was a Squash and a Squeeze by Julia Donaldson. We have been listening to the story and naming and signing farm animals from the book. There are some excellent farm animal activities on Twinkl website cutting and sticking farm animals and animal word and picture matching lotto cards. There are lots of phonics activities on Twinkl, Sparklebox and Oxford Owl website but you may need access to a printer. In maths we were looking at shapes and matching 2-D shapes and counting sides and corners of different shapes. Oxford Owl website and Top marks have good shape activities such as sorting shape activities and Monster shapes on Topmarks website. There are lots of sensory activities on Pintrest free on shapes and numbers and hands on tactile activities.

 

Maths and English suggested websites (1.4.2020)

These websites are free to access and some may need a printer and some have online activities for pupils to access.

www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories

http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk

www.topmarks.co.uk

www.twinkl.co.ukwww.busythings.co.uk

 

Updated websites and  activities for pupils-(15.4.2020) sensory projects site has some live activities such as massage stories and soundabout music sessions.

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

www.booktrust.co.uk

www.thesensoryprojects.co.uk

www.activityvillage.co.uk

www.bbc.bitesize

www.signalong.co.uk

www.educationcity.co.uk

 

The Rainbow Fish

This book was a request by Alison McGovern. It's a wonderful story by Marcus Pfister about friendship and sharing. For this book I didn't want to just narrat...

Healthy Schools Activities (13.5.2020)

Healthy Schools week is usually during our Summer Term in June. Here are some activities such as where are food comes from, healthy eating lunch box activities and a carrot cake recipe to bake at home. There is a booklet from British Food Foundation if pupils want to fill in to encourage trying different healthy foods and activities.

CBeebies: Boogie Beebies - Go Go Mango

CBeebies: Are you ready to boogie? Go Go Mango song from Boogie Beebies! Visit CBeebies at http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies to find even more fun games and vide...

V.E. Day Activities (6.5.2020)

Here are some V.E. day activities such as bunting and design a medal activities if any families and pupils are celebrating V.E. day in their homes.

 

Summer Activities 31.5.2020.

Here are some Summer themed home learning activities. There is a children's gardening activity from the Skinny jean gardener on youtube for you to have a go at growing your own in different containers for children's gardening week. There is a sunflower painting activity, a pinwheel to make and a sensory summer activity to try. There is a sensory light up jelly fish to make with inexpensive items from Richard Hirstwood too. There is a  Julia Donaldson Mermaid story to listen to and a Barefoot books song story Over in the Meadow. There are some phonics letter activities and a maths booklet.

 

The Singing Mermaid by Julia Donaldson - Children's Story Read Aloud by This Little Piggy

The Singing Mermaid, tempted by the greedy circus owner Sam Sly to live in fame and luxury, experienced nothing but the brutal living conditions of the circu...

Over in the Meadow

US: http://store.barefootbooks.com/over-in-the-meadow-3925.html UK: http://store.barefootbooks.com/uk/over-in-the-meadow-3938.html Join in and help count the...

Julies Jellyfish

Visual tracking, fixation, accommodation and lots of other visual and tactile skills can be learned when you make this amazing home-made jellyfish, which Jul...

How to Grow your own with kids [National Children gardening Week] #2

Friendships (12.6.2020)

Next week is Learning Disability week and the theme of the week is friendships. We know how much friendships mean to us and how we are all missing our friends. We have some friendship activities and stories and some maths and phonics activities to complete at home. If you would like to email school and send any photos of activities you have taken part in or any of the art activities that would be great to share on our page for all our friends.

Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson

EASY How to make friendship bracelets with a cardboard disk - DIY Kumihimo Bracelets

This is one of the easiest ways to make a friendship bracelet. Based on the Kumihimo Bracelets from Japan, this is a great friendship bracelet method. We lov...

Art Week The Natural World (29.6.2020)

This week is art week focussing on the natural world. There are some natural world mini beast activities for you to try. There is a pebble painting mini beast art activity to make a ladybird, bee or spider. There is a mini beast hunt, worm tracing writing sheets and some phonics activity booklets.Some sensory activities to try are wiggly worm cooked spaghetti and you could make your own mud with drinking chocolate. There are some mini beast songs, creepy crawly calypso and Incey wincey spider to listen to and a natural world sun catcher to make and there is a story  to read by Julia Donaldson  called Superworm .

Superworm! Read aloud children's book

Children's book read aloud. Superworm by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Creepy Crawly Calypso (UK) | Barefoot Books Singalong

Spring Craft: Super Easy Nature Suncatchers!

The weather's a little warmer, the flowers are about to bloom, and it's almost Spring time! This beautiful flower suncatcher is also a flower mandala kids ca...

SpringTerm

This term Badgers have been studying water as our theme. We have explored water and looked at where we can find water,from the taps, when it rains and in the swimming pool and the sea. We have explored and investigated water in trays pouring and filling containers using watering cans and jugs.We have been looking at words such as full,empty and half full developing our mathematical language skills. We have been looking at Kipper's Rainy Day story in literacy and developing our writing and overwriting skills. We have been enjoying phonics sessions and doing really well matching our letters and words. In science we have been learning about looking after our teeth and being healthy. We enjoyed brushing the dinosaurs teeth and sequencing pictures to show our brushing routines.We looked at the dentist and what we would see at the dentist.

Science Healthy eating and teeth

Kipper's Rainy Day

Autumn Term

 

This term we have been looking at hot and cold in science. We have felt cold ice pops and hot water bottles and felt the difference in temperatures. We enjoyed making hot chocolate and mixng the chocolate powder. We looked at homes in geography and sorted what furniture is in each room. We looked at the 3 Little Pigs in English and enjoyed using our puppets and writing words from the story.In our maths we have looked at shapes and number using Education City.  We have been working on computing skills and enjoy going to the computer suite in school each week.

Science Hot and Cold

Social skills games

Computing

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